Director of Individual Giving (NWLC)

National Women's Law Center
Washington, DC

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a Director of Individual Giving to capitalize on fundraising opportunities emerging from new leadership, partnerships, and media coverage.

The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advance for women and families for more than 45 years. Its work depends on generous donors who contribute funds, knowledgeable professionals who donate their expertise, and visible supporters who amplify messaging to marshal public support. The Center secured over $13.7 million in contributions and grants, including $2.5 million of donated services, for the year ending June 30, 2017; ran press relations that secured visibility in the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post, among other major media outlets; and waged successful grassroots and digital campaigns. The Center is currently hiring a Senior Vice President of External Affairs who will take the lead in building the staff and strategies necessary to expand visibility and philanthropic support across the country.

As part of this expansion, the National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented and experienced Director of Individual Giving to serve as a key member of a team that is expanding networks of and deepening relationships with individual, corporate, law firm, and foundation donors for this leading women’s rights organization. Working in close partnership with the Center’s leadership and Board, the Director of Individual Giving will develop and implement a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, donors at all giving levels, and will personally manage relationships with 100+ prospects and donors capable of giving at least $10,000. The Center’s growing individual giving program needs a dedicated staff person to lead and integrate these efforts, manage donor relationships in a more systematic and sustained way, and identify potential new supporters, resulting in improved donor retention rates, a broader base of donors, and significantly increased revenue in the years to come.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing integrated individual giving programs, preferably at a major national advocacy organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of the National Women’s Law Center and women’s rights issues.
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with high-net-worth individuals, managing a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects, and personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that lead to successful major gift and planned gift closures.
  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule when required.